by ajacobsen762
Explorer

US-purchased Pixel in UK

I'm moving to the UK from the US this summer but have to purchase a new phone now. If I purchase a Pixel in the US through Google Fi, will I be able to use it on the EE network and receive a UK phone number after I move?

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by Grand Master
Grand Master
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Re: US-purchased Pixel in UK

@ajacobsen762   You will need to check what bandwidth the device uses, EE uses these bandwidths 

 

* 800MHz(band 26) for 4G
* 1800MHz(band 3) for 2G and 4G
* 2100MHz(band 1) for 3G only
* 2600MHz(band 7) for 4G

 

if it is compatible you can get a EE Pay As You Go SIM card for the device.   

 

 

 

After a quick google search the pixel uses these bands

 

World-wide network/mobile compatibility with:1
GSM: Quad-band GSM
UMTS/WCDMA: B 1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
CDMA: BC0
TDS-CDMA: B 34/39

 

 

FDD LTE:
B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/21/26/28/32


TDD LTE: B 38/39/40/41
LTE 2xCA: B1+B3, B1+B5, B1+B7, B1+B8, B1+B18, B1+B19, B1+B20, B1+B21, B1+B26, B1+B41, B3+B3, B3+B5, B3+B7, B3+B8, B3+B19, B3+B20, B3+B28, B5+B7, B7+B7, B7+B8, B7+B20, B7+B28, B19+B21, B20+B32, B38+B38, B39+B39, B39+B41, B40+B40, B41+B41

 

LTE 3xCA: B1+B3+B3, B1+B3+B5, B1+B3+B8, B1+B3+B20, B1+B5+B7, B1+B19+B21, B1+B41+B41, B3+B3+B5, B3+B3+B7, B3+B3+B8, B3+B7+B7, B3+B7+B8, B3+B7+B20, B3+B7+B28, B7+B7+B28
Pixel is an unlocked phone and works on major operator networks.

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by Grand Master
Grand Master
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Re: US-purchased Pixel in UK

@ajacobsen762   You will need to check what bandwidth the device uses, EE uses these bandwidths 

 

* 800MHz(band 26) for 4G
* 1800MHz(band 3) for 2G and 4G
* 2100MHz(band 1) for 3G only
* 2600MHz(band 7) for 4G

 

if it is compatible you can get a EE Pay As You Go SIM card for the device.   

 

 

 

After a quick google search the pixel uses these bands

 

World-wide network/mobile compatibility with:1
GSM: Quad-band GSM
UMTS/WCDMA: B 1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
CDMA: BC0
TDS-CDMA: B 34/39

 

 

FDD LTE:
B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/21/26/28/32


TDD LTE: B 38/39/40/41
LTE 2xCA: B1+B3, B1+B5, B1+B7, B1+B8, B1+B18, B1+B19, B1+B20, B1+B21, B1+B26, B1+B41, B3+B3, B3+B5, B3+B7, B3+B8, B3+B19, B3+B20, B3+B28, B5+B7, B7+B7, B7+B8, B7+B20, B7+B28, B19+B21, B20+B32, B38+B38, B39+B39, B39+B41, B40+B40, B41+B41

 

LTE 3xCA: B1+B3+B3, B1+B3+B5, B1+B3+B8, B1+B3+B20, B1+B5+B7, B1+B19+B21, B1+B41+B41, B3+B3+B5, B3+B3+B7, B3+B3+B8, B3+B7+B7, B3+B7+B8, B3+B7+B20, B3+B7+B28, B7+B7+B28
Pixel is an unlocked phone and works on major operator networks.

by ajacobsen762
Explorer

Re: US-purchased Pixel in UK

Thanks Chris - would it not be possible to sign up for a monthly plan?
We'll be living there for at least the next 3 years...
by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: US-purchased Pixel in UK

@ajacobsen762  Your issue will be you have no credit history within the UK.  You can try  though as you have nothing to loose.   

 

 

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